Conner, Ilene Manning

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Ilene Manning Vest Conner, age 96, passed to her heavenly home March 15, 2021. Many years ago, Ilene accepted Jesus as her Savior at Copperhill Church of the Brethren, where she sung in the choir and worked on Quilts at the church with the ladies’ group. Ilene and her husband Erslie “Buddy” Vest treasured having family in their home for get-togethers and holiday celebrations. She was a wonderful cook and always loved to make delicious meals for their family.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Buddy, second husband, Arthur Conner, brother, Erslie Manning, daughter, Joyce Buckner, and son-in-law, Kenneth Revoir. Ilene leaves to cherish her memory her children, Roger ( Glenda) Vest, Pat Graham, Shirley Revoir, Gerald (Carla) Vest, and Gilbert (Chucky) Vest, her brothers, Vester and Joseph Manning; grandchildren Rhonda Nelson, Rebecca Hawley, Brian Vest, Melissa Adams, Rodney Vest, Jerald Vest, Debbie LaBosia Robin Conner, Mike Weaver, Paul Weaver, Angie Kendrick, Michelle Lucht, Christopher Buckner, Melissa Vaught, Cary Guill, and Step grandson Derek Sawyers. Ilene also has 17 great and 18 great-great grandchildren who she treasured.

Funeral Services will be held on Thursday March 18, 2021 at 11:00 am at Gardner Funeral Home with Pastor Dan Johnson officiating. Interment will follow in Restvale Cemetery, Copper Hill, VA. The visitation will be March 17, 2021 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Gardner Funeral Home. If you choose to come to the services, please wear a face mask inside of the facilities due to COVID-19.